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October 15th, 2007 (October 15 2007)Event17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country s first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
October 15th, 2005 (October 15 2005)EventIraqi constitution ratification vote
October 15th, 2005 (October 15 2005)EventRiot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
October 15th, 2005 (October 15 2005)BirthPrince Christian of Denmark
October 15th, 2005 (October 15 2005)DeathJason Collier, American basketball player (born in 1977)
October 15th, 2005 (October 15 2005)DeathMatti Wuori, Finnish politician (born in 1945)
October 15th, 2003 (October 15 2003)EventChina launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
October 15th, 2003 (October 15 2003)EventThe Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.
October 15th, 2003 (October 15 2003)DeathBertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1918)
October 15th, 2003 (October 15 2003)DeathBen Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (born in 1919)
October 15th, 2001 (October 15 2001)EventNASA s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter s moon Io.
October 15th, 2001 (October 15 2001)DeathZhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (born in 1901)
October 15th, 2000 (October 15 2000)DeathKonrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1912)
October 15th, 1997 (October 15 1997)EventThe first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom).
October 15th, 1997 (October 15 1997)EventThe Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
October 15th, 1995 (October 15 1995)DeathMarco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (born in 1976)
October 15th, 1994 (October 15 1994)DeathSarah Kofman, French philosopher (born in 1934) Philo Quotes
October 15th, 1992 (October 15 1992)BirthVincent Martella, American actor
October 15th, 1990 (October 15 1990)EventSoviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
October 15th, 1989 (October 15 1989)EventWayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
October 15th, 1988 (October 15 1988)DeathKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (born in 1892)
October 15th, 1987 (October 15 1987)EventThe Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
October 15th, 1987 (October 15 1987)BirthJesse Levine, American tennis player
October 15th, 1987 (October 15 1987)DeathThomas Sankara, African revolutionary and leader of Burkina Faso (assassinated) (born in 1949)
October 15th, 1986 (October 15 1986)BirthLee Donghae, Korean singer (a member of super junior)
October 15th, 1985 (October 15 1985)BirthWalter Lopez, Uruguayan footballer
October 15th, 1985 (October 15 1985)BirthMarcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
October 15th, 1983 (October 15 1983)BirthStephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
October 15th, 1982 (October 15 1982)BirthPaulini Curuenavuli, Fijian singer
October 15th, 1982 (October 15 1982)BirthCharline Labonte, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
October 15th, 1981 (October 15 1981)EventProfessional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.George Ade Quotes
October 15th, 1981 (October 15 1981)BirthKeyshia Cole, African American R&B singer
October 15th, 1981 (October 15 1981)BirthElena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
October 15th, 1981 (October 15 1981)BirthGuo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 15th, 1981 (October 15 1981)BirthRadoslav Zidek, Slovak snowboarder
October 15th, 1981 (October 15 1981)DeathPhilip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (born in 1907)
October 15th, 1980 (October 15 1980)BirthTom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
October 15th, 1980 (October 15 1980)BirthSiiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
October 15th, 1980 (October 15 1980)DeathMikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (born in 1900)
October 15th, 1980 (October 15 1980)DeathApostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (born in 1896)
October 15th, 1979 (October 15 1979)BirthPaul Robinson, English football player
October 15th, 1979 (October 15 1979)BirthMaris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
October 15th, 1979 (October 15 1979)BirthBlue Adams, American Football Player
October 15th, 1978 (October 15 1978)BirthDevon Gummersall, American actor Devo Quotes
October 15th, 1978 (October 15 1978)BirthTakeshi Morishima Japanese professional wrestler
October 15th, 1977 (October 15 1977)BirthMasato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
October 15th, 1977 (October 15 1977)BirthErin McKeown, American musician
October 15th, 1977 (October 15 1977)BirthDavid Trezeguet, French football player
October 15th, 1977 (October 15 1977)BirthPatricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
October 15th, 1976 (October 15 1976)BirthYoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
October 15th, 1976 (October 15 1976)DeathCarlo Gambino, American gangster (born in 1902)
October 15th, 1975 (October 15 1975)BirthGinuwine, American singer
October 15th, 1975 (October 15 1975)BirthGlen Little, English footballer
October 15th, 1973 (October 15 1973)EventThe diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Gabon were established.
October 15th, 1973 (October 15 1973)BirthDax Riggs, American musician
October 15th, 1972 (October 15 1972)BirthMatt Keeslar, American actor
October 15th, 1972 (October 15 1972)BirthSandra Kim, Belgian singer
October 15th, 1971 (October 15 1971)EventThe start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
October 15th, 1971 (October 15 1971)BirthAndy Cole, British footballer
October 15th, 1971 (October 15 1971)BirthJason Arhndt, American wrestler
October 15th, 1970 (October 15 1970)EventThirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
October 15th, 1970 (October 15 1970)EventAnwar Sadat becomes president of Egypt
October 15th, 1970 (October 15 1970)BirthVirgil, Roman poet (died in 19 BC) Virgil Quotes
October 15th, 1970 (October 15 1970)BirthEric Benet, American singer
October 15th, 1969 (October 15 1969)EventVietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in National Moratorium antiwar demonstrations across the United States.
October 15th, 1969 (October 15 1969)BirthVanessa Marcil, American actress
October 15th, 1969 (October 15 1969)BirthDominic West, British actor
October 15th, 1969 (October 15 1969)BirthVitor Baia, Portuguese footballer
October 15th, 1968 (October 15 1968)BirthJyrki 69, Finnish musician The 69 Eyes
October 15th, 1968 (October 15 1968)BirthDidier Deschamps, French footballer
October 15th, 1966 (October 15 1966)EventBlack Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
October 15th, 1966 (October 15 1966)BirthJorge Campos, Mexican footballer
October 15th, 1965 (October 15 1965)EventVietnam War: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States to result in arrest under a new law.
October 15th, 1964 (October 15 1964)BirthRoberto Vittori, Italian astronaut
October 15th, 1964 (October 15 1964)DeathCole Porter, American composer (born in 1891)
October 15th, 1963 (October 15 1963)DeathHorton Smith. American golfer (born in 1908)
October 15th, 1961 (October 15 1961)BirthJohn Kenny, Irish sports broadcaster and journalist
October 15th, 1960 (October 15 1960)DeathClara Kimball Young, American actress (born in 1890)
October 15th, 1959 (October 15 1959)BirthSarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
October 15th, 1959 (October 15 1959)BirthEmeril Lagasse, American chef
October 15th, 1959 (October 15 1959)BirthTodd Solondz, American film director Solon Quotes
October 15th, 1959 (October 15 1959)DeathLipot Fejer, Hungarian mathematician (born in 1880)
October 15th, 1957 (October 15 1957)BirthMira Nair, Indian director
October 15th, 1957 (October 15 1957)BirthStacy Peralta, American director
October 15th, 1955 (October 15 1955)BirthKulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player
October 15th, 1955 (October 15 1955)BirthTanya Roberts, American actress
October 15th, 1954 (October 15 1954)BirthPeter Bakowski, Australian poet
October 15th, 1953 (October 15 1953)EventBritish nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
October 15th, 1953 (October 15 1953)BirthTito Jackson, American musician
October 15th, 1953 (October 15 1953)BirthLarry Miller, American actor and comedian
October 15th, 1953 (October 15 1953)BirthBetsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
October 15th, 1951 (October 15 1951)EventTelevision sitcom I Love Lucy premieres.
October 15th, 1951 (October 15 1951)EventMexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive
October 15th, 1948 (October 15 1948)BirthChris de Burgh, Irish singer and songwriter
October 15th, 1948 (October 15 1948)DeathEdythe Chapman, American actress (born in 1863)
October 15th, 1946 (October 15 1946)EventNuremberg Trials: Hermann Goring poisons himself the night before his execution.Hermann Goring Quotes
October 15th, 1946 (October 15 1946)BirthRichard Carpenter (musician), American musician (The Carpenters)
October 15th, 1946 (October 15 1946)BirthStewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
October 15th, 1946 (October 15 1946)DeathHermann Goring, German air force commander (suicide) (born in 1893)Hermann Goring Quotes
October 15th, 1945 (October 15 1945)EventWorld War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
October 15th, 1945 (October 15 1945)BirthJere Burns, American actor
October 15th, 1945 (October 15 1945)BirthJim Palmer, American baseball player
October 15th, 1945 (October 15 1945)DeathPierre Laval, Prime Minister of Vichy France (executed) (born in 1883)
October 15th, 1944 (October 15 1944)EventThe Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.
October 15th, 1944 (October 15 1944)BirthSali Berisha, President of Albania
October 15th, 1944 (October 15 1944)BirthDavid Trimble, Irish politician, Nobel laureate
October 15th, 1944 (October 15 1944)BirthHaim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
October 15th, 1942 (October 15 1942)BirthPenny Marshall, American actress and movie director
October 15th, 1940 (October 15 1940)Event"The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.Charlie Chaplin Quotes
October 15th, 1940 (October 15 1940)BirthTommy Bishop, English rugby league player
October 15th, 1940 (October 15 1940)BirthPeter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureatePeter Doherty Quotes
October 15th, 1939 (October 15 1939)EventThe New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
October 15th, 1938 (October 15 1938)BirthFela Kuti, Nigerian musician (died in 1997)
October 15th, 1938 (October 15 1938)BirthMarv Johnson, American singer (died in 1993)
October 15th, 1935 (October 15 1935)BirthBobby Joe Morrow, American sprinter
October 15th, 1935 (October 15 1935)BirthBarry McGuire, American singer
October 15th, 1935 (October 15 1935)BirthWillie O Ree, Canadian Hockey Player
October 15th, 1934 (October 15 1934)EventThe Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircle Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March.Ang Lee Quotes
October 15th, 1934 (October 15 1934)BirthN. Ramani, Indian flutist
October 15th, 1934 (October 15 1934)DeathRaymond Poincare, French statesman (born in 1860)
October 15th, 1932 (October 15 1932)EventTata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
October 15th, 1931 (October 15 1931)BirthAvul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, Eleventh President of India
October 15th, 1930 (October 15 1930)BirthFereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (died in 2000) Philo Quotes
October 15th, 1930 (October 15 1930)DeathHerbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (born in 1866)
October 15th, 1928 (October 15 1928)EventThe airship, the Graf Zeppelin completed its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA.
October 15th, 1926 (October 15 1926)BirthMichel Foucault, French philosopher (died in 1984) Philo Quotes
October 15th, 1926 (October 15 1926)BirthEvan Hunter, American author (died in 2005)
October 15th, 1926 (October 15 1926)BirthJean Peters, American actress (died in 2000)
October 15th, 1926 (October 15 1926)BirthKarl Richter, German conductor (died in 1981)
October 15th, 1925 (October 15 1925)BirthMickey Baker, American guitarist (Mickey & Sylvia)
October 15th, 1924 (October 15 1924)BirthLee Iacocca, American industrialistLee Iacocca Quotes
October 15th, 1924 (October 15 1924)BirthMark Lenard, American actor (died in 1996)
October 15th, 1924 (October 15 1924)BirthMarguerite Andersen, German writer
October 15th, 1923 (October 15 1923)BirthItalo Calvino. Italian writer (died in 1985)
October 15th, 1922 (October 15 1922)BirthAgustina Bessa-Luis, Portuguese writer
October 15th, 1920 (October 15 1920)BirthMario Puzo, American novelist (died in 1999)
October 15th, 1920 (October 15 1920)BirthHenri Verneuil, French film director (died in 2002)
October 15th, 1919 (October 15 1919)BirthMalcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (died in 1985)
October 15th, 1918 (October 15 1918)DeathSai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (born in circa 1838)
October 15th, 1917 (October 15 1917)EventWorld War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
October 15th, 1917 (October 15 1917)BirthJan Miner, American actress (died in 2004)
October 15th, 1917 (October 15 1917)BirthArthur Schlesinger Jr., American historian and political commentator (died in 2007)
October 15th, 1917 (October 15 1917)DeathMata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (born in 1876)
October 15th, 1915 (October 15 1915)BirthYitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician
October 15th, 1910 (October 15 1910)DeathStanley Ketchel, boxer (murdered) (born in 1886)
October 15th, 1909 (October 15 1909)BirthRobert Trout, American reporter (died in 2000)
October 15th, 1909 (October 15 1909)BirthJesse Leonard Greenstein, American astronomer (died in 2002)
October 15th, 1908 (October 15 1908)BirthJohn Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (died in 2006)John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes
October 15th, 1907 (October 15 1907)BirthVarian Fry, American journalist (died in 1967)
October 15th, 1906 (October 15 1906)BirthHiram Leong Fong, American politician (died in 2004)
October 15th, 1905 (October 15 1905)BirthC. P. Snow, British writer (died in 1980)
October 15th, 1904 (October 15 1904)EventThe Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
October 15th, 1900 (October 15 1900)BirthMervyn LeRoy, American film director (died in 1987)
October 15th, 1900 (October 15 1900)DeathZdenek Fibich, Czech composer (born in 1850)
October 15th, 1898 (October 15 1898)BirthBoughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (died in 1951)
October 15th, 1894 (October 15 1894)EventAlfred Dreyfus is arrested for spyingDreyfus affair begins.
October 15th, 1894 (October 15 1894)BirthMoshe Sharett, second Prime Minister of Israel (died in 1965)
October 15th, 1893 (October 15 1893)BirthKing Carol II of Romania (died in 1953)
October 15th, 1891 (October 15 1891)DeathGilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (born in 1837)
October 15th, 1888 (October 15 1888)EventThe "From Hell" letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by the investigators.
October 15th, 1884 (October 15 1884)BirthArch Hoxsey, pioneer aviator (died in 1910)
October 15th, 1882 (October 15 1882)BirthCharley O Leary, American baseball player (died in 1941)
October 15th, 1881 (October 15 1881)BirthP. G. Wodehouse, British novelist (died in 1975)P. G. Wodehouse Quotes
October 15th, 1880 (October 15 1880)EventMexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
October 15th, 1880 (October 15 1880)DeathVictorio, Apache leader
October 15th, 1879 (October 15 1879)BirthJane Darwell, Academy Award-winning American actress (died in 1967)
October 15th, 1878 (October 15 1878)EventThe Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
October 15th, 1878 (October 15 1878)BirthPaul Reynaud, French politician (died in 1966)
October 15th, 1874 (October 15 1874)BirthPrince Alfred of Edinburgh (died in 1899)
October 15th, 1872 (October 15 1872)BirthWilhelm Miklas, Austrian president (died in 1956)
October 15th, 1864 (October 15 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow is fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri, and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.
October 15th, 1863 (October 15 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The CSS H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley. Horace Quotes
October 15th, 1858 (October 15 1858)BirthJohn L. Sullivan, American boxer (died in 1918)
October 15th, 1844 (October 15 1844)BirthFriedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (died in 1900)Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes
October 15th, 1840 (October 15 1840)BirthHonore Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (died in 1894)
October 15th, 1837 (October 15 1837)DeathIvan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet (born in 1760)
October 15th, 1836 (October 15 1836)BirthJames Tissot, French artist (died in 1902)
October 15th, 1829 (October 15 1829)BirthAsaph Hall, American astronomer (died in 1907)
October 15th, 1825 (October 15 1825)BirthQueen Marie of Prussia (died in 1889)
October 15th, 1820 (October 15 1820)DeathKarl Philipp Furst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (born in 1771)
October 15th, 1819 (October 15 1819)DeathSergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (born in 1744)
October 15th, 1817 (October 15 1817)DeathTadeusz Kosciuszko, Polish and Lithuanian national hero (born in 1746)
October 15th, 1815 (October 15 1815)EventNapoleon I of France begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
October 15th, 1814 (October 15 1814)BirthMikhail Lermontov, Russian author (died in 1841)
October 15th, 1811 (October 15 1811)DeathNathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (born in 1735)
October 15th, 1810 (October 15 1810)DeathAlfred Moore, American judge (born in 1755)
October 15th, 1788 (October 15 1788)DeathSamuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (born in 1735)
October 15th, 1784 (October 15 1784)BirthThomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (died in 1849)
October 15th, 1764 (October 15 1764)EventEdward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireEdward Gibbon Quotes
October 15th, 1730 (October 15 1730)DeathAntoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (born in 1658)
October 15th, 1715 (October 15 1715)DeathHumphry Ditton, English mathematician (born in 1675)
October 15th, 1711 (October 15 1711)BirthElisabeth Teresa of Lorraine, queen of Sardinia (died in 1741)
October 15th, 1701 (October 15 1701)BirthMarie-Marguerite d Youville, first native Canadian canonized (died in 1771)
October 15th, 1686 (October 15 1686)BirthAllan Ramsay, Scottish poet (died in 1758)
October 15th, 1608 (October 15 1608)BirthEvangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (died in 1647)
October 15th, 1582 (October 15 1582)EventPope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
October 15th, 1564 (October 15 1564)DeathVesalius, Flemish anatomist (born in 1514)
October 15th, 1552 (October 15 1552)EventKhanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
October 15th, 1542 (October 15 1542)BirthAkbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (died in 1605)
October 15th, 1471 (October 15 1471)BirthKonrad Mutian, German humanist (died in 1526)
October 15th, 1389 (October 15 1389)DeathPope Urban VI
October 15th, 1326 (October 15 1326)DeathWalter de Stapledon, English bishop (born in 1261)
October 15th, 1080 (October 15 1080)DeathRudolf of Rheinfeld, Duke of Swabia
October 15th, 1002 (October 15 1002)DeathOtto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (born in 946)
October 15th, 0912 (October 15 0912)DeathAbdullah ibn Muhammad, Emir of Cordoba
October 15th, 0898 (October 15 0898)DeathLambert, Holy Roman Emperor
October 15th, 0533 (October 15 0533)EventByzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.
October 15th, 0412 (October 15 0412)DeathTheophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria

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